double Dutch


double Dutch

noun

: the activity of jumping over two jump ropes that two people are swinging in circles in opposite directions

: language that cannot be understood

Full Definition of DOUBLE DUTCH

1
:  unintelligible language
2
:  the jumping of two jump ropes rotating in opposite directions simultaneously

Examples of DOUBLE DUTCH

  1. The girls were playing double Dutch on the sidewalk.
  2. <the fast-talking con man spouts some double Dutch, and it is only afterwards that the victim realizes that he's given two twenties for a ten>

First Known Use of DOUBLE DUTCH

1876

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